Born Again, Yet Miserable

Sunday, September 9

Born Again, Yet Miserable


Have you ever wondered why you feel so miserable yet you are a born again Christian whose given him or her self to Jesus?

Many Christians experience this misery because they want to live half for Jesus and half for themselves. We have to live fully for Jesus in order to experience His fullness and joy within our lives.

Samson, who was a judge of Israel for twenty years, was a man of God who lived a miserable life and ended up dying miserably due to bad choices he had made throughout his tenor here on earth.

The book of Judges, chapters thirteen through sixteen recounts the story of Samson. It describes the ups and downs in his life, and his tragic death at the end. Although the latter was not to nice of an event, it does speak of Samson's recommitment to God.

We should take this story of Samson as an example to live for the Lord fully, without compromise. Yes, we will still make mistakes, but as we walk with the Lord we will sin less and less.

How are you living today? If you've been living miserably, then fully commit your life to Jesus. Our heart has been described as a house full of rooms. Some, Jesus has full access, but others we sort of leave Him out of. We place a "Do Not Enter" sign right in front. Christians need to take that sign off and allow Jesus full entry. We need to allow Him full access to the entire 'house'.

What's stopping you today, from giving the Lord full access to you? Whatever obstacle is stopping you, take it, and put it at the foot of the cross, leave it there and walk away. Let Jesus take care of it.

Note: Obstacles that cause us misery are hidden sin, un-repentant sin, living selfishly or being self centered, jealousy, living a double life (e.g. talking 'nice' when around other Christians, but at work talking 'not to nice'), and a slew of other stuff.

Take the opportunity today to re-commit and do what's right in the Lord's eyes. Don't live miserable like Samson did.

Blessings,

-Rubén

"You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11

"So the woman bore a son and called his name Samson; and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him." Judges 13:24

"Then Samson called to the LORD, saying, “O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” Judges 16:28

"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks." Ephesians 5:1-4

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

All Scripture taken from the New King James Version

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